Shock Troops (film)

Shock Troops (French: Un homme de trop) is a 1967 French-Italian drama film directed by Costa-Gavras. It was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] Film producer Harry Saltzman has a "presented by" credit.[2]

Shock Troops
Film poster
Directed byCosta-Gavras
Produced byCosta-Gavras
Written byJean-Pierre Chabrol
StarringCharles Vanel
Music byMichel Magne
CinematographyJean Tournier
Release date
  • 5 April 1967 (1967-04-05)
Running time
110 minutes


Set in central France, the film follows French resistance fighters who press the battle on the Germans. Along the way, they break into a prison and release some German prisoners, but discover there may be a spy planted to flush them all out.



  1. "5th Moscow International Film Festival (1967)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. American Film Institute (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Volume 1, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 981. ISBN 9780520209701.
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